Reese Wheeldon

Campbell River gymnasts relish Winter Games experience

Scriba and Wheeldon competed well helping Zone 6 win a bronze medal in the team competition

Campbell River gymnastics was well represented the 2014 BC Winter Games held in Mission last week.

A total of 10 athletes, both girls and boys, were on the Zone 6, Vancouver Island and Sunshine Coast team. Four Campbell River gymnasts were on the team. Janika Scriba and Reese Wheeldon represented the girls and Riley Michael and Carson Ogg represented the boys.

Mackenzie Henderson also won a wild card spot but had to pull out due to an injury.

Scriba and Wheeldon competed well helping Zone 6 win a bronze medal in the team competition. This was a great accomplishment going up against much bigger zones from the mainland. Wheeldon also added another individual bronze medal with a solid bar routine and finished in fourth place in the all around only .3 of a point away from winning the all around title.

Scriba’s highlights included finishing just out of the medals with a well swung bar routine, and sticking a well done back layout one and a half twist in her floor routine.

Ogg and Michael lead the Zone 6 team which finished out of the medals but it was a good experience for the athletes. Ogg’s best finishes included a 13th place on the floor, and 14th on both rings and parallel bars and finished 15th in the all around. Riley finished 12th on the bars, placed 15th on the floor and finished 18th in the all around.